China will deliver 10M more COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Philippines within August, according to a Chinese envoy.
On Friday, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian announced that China will deliver 10 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to the Philippines within August.
In his remarks, Huang said that China sympathized with the Philippines concerning the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the country brought about by the spread of Delta and other COVID-19 variants.
According to Huang, they will substantively increase the COVID-19 vaccine supply to the Philippines within August as nearly 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses were scheduled to arrive in the country this month.
With the arrival of more China-made COVID-19 vaccines this month, Huang said that the total number of Chinese vaccines delivered to the country since February was expected to reach nearly 30 million doses.
Huang also said that they sincerely hoped that those jabs would alleviate substantially the shortage of COVID-19 vaccines and to save more lives from the coronavirus disease.
In addition, Huang noted that the current difficult situation highlighted the partnership and friendship between the two nations and two peoples, even as the Chinese envoy stressed China’s commitment to “continuing this cooperation with the Philippines and providing more vaccines to help defeat the virus and revitalize the economy”.
With the coronavirus disease still ravaging the world, Huang said that more nations should stick together, strengthen cooperation, and promote unity instead of politicizing the issue and shifting the blames to others.
Also, Huang thanked President Duterte for gracing the virtual ceremony and to those working very hard in order to make the vaccine delivery happen in a timely manner.
Huang’s announcement came during the ceremony for the turnover of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses donated by the Chinese government to the Philippines.